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Chettinad Mutton Varuval Recipe or the Mutton Fry recipe in Tamil Style
Chettinad Mutton Varuval Recipe or the Mutton Fry recipe in Tamil Style is a very, very tasty mutton fry preparation and yet so amazingly simple. You can even try this with other meat too like the chicken and other non – veg varieties.
Another mutton recipe from the Chettinad cuisine, this is very easy and tasty variation of the mutton fry. Varuval means fry in tamil and it is a very popular style in South India.
Chettinad cuisine is a very famous part of South India, and particularly for it’s non veg recipes.
In this Chettinad Mutton Varuval Recipe or the Mutton Fry recipe in Tamil Style , the freshly ground pepper and cumin seeds add a unique flavor to the dish.
It would pare well with any kind of gravy and rice. You can reduce the amount of pepper corns if the spice level is bit too high for you or increase it, if you would prefer it really hot.
Not many spices are used for this recipe unlike the other chettinad recipes It is more about the technique that we will use to make this Chettinad Mutton Varuval Recipe or the Mutton Fry recipe in Tamil Style which makes it so tasty.
We first cook the mutton till done along with the ginger garlic paste. Then fry the onion and mutton thoroughly before adding the spices and fry till perfection.
The spicy Chettinad Mutton Varuval Recipe or the Mutton Fry recipe in Tamil Style gives out a great taste like that of a sheek which makes this dish a favorite with kids too. You can always increase or reduce the amount of spice in it according to your family’s taste.
There will always be numerous stories behind most of the recipes that we cook in our day to day life. Even the most basic dish that we cook would bring back some memory or the other. Like how we got that recipe from our Moms, or from a friend or from a blog.
And then there will be some which will be our very own creation. And that gives us the best feeling when we get appreciated for that. This Chettinad Mutton Varuval Recipe or the Mutton Fry recipe in Tamil Style is also one of them. I like to play around with spices and if I like a particular flavor in a dish, then I change the base of that recipe and keep the method and spices intact. I have used the spices that we use typically in tamil nadu and particularly in Chettinad cuisine.
I have tried this with chicken and loved the flavors of it and then I had to try it with the mutton. I must say that the flavors were much better in mutton than chicken. That’s why I haven’t bothered to share the chicken one and instead chose the mutton which I felt was more tastier. But you can always make it with chicken if you are fan of the bird.
Let’s get started with the Chettinad Mutton Varuval Recipe or the Mutton Fry recipe in Tamil Style
- 500 gms mutton pieces ( boneless or bone in)
- 3 tbsp ginger garlic paste
- 5 tbsp oil
- 2 onions sliced
- 2 sprigs of curry leaves
- 3 tbsp black pepper corns
- 1 tbsp cumin seeds
- 1 tbsp fennel seeds/saunf
Lightly roast the fennel seeds, cumin seeds and the black pepper corns. When they have cooled down, grind them to a fine powder either in a coffee grinder or a dry grinder.
Cook the mutton pieces with ginger garlic paste and water till they are cooked 3/4 th. Or alternatively you can cook the mutton pieces in the pressure cooker till they are three-fourth done.
Dry up any water from the mutton.
Heat oil in a kadai and fry onion till translucent. Add the curry leaves and mutton. Fry till the mutton is cooked through and brown in color.
Stir in the ground spice powder and cook til it is well coated with the mutton.
Serve hot garnished with coriander leaves and lemon.
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